Endemic disease

  • 1 endemic disease — noun a disease that is constantly present to a greater or lesser degree in people of a certain class or in people living in a particular location • Syn: ↑endemic • Hypernyms: ↑disease …

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  • 2 endemic disease — (en dem ik) A disease that is commonly or constantly present in a population, usually at a relatively steady low frequency …

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  • 3 endemic disease — a disease that is present or usually prevalent in a population or geographical area at all times; such diseases usually have low mortality. Called also endemia. See also holoendemic d. and hyperendemic d. Cf. epidemic d …

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  • 4 endemic disease — n. (Medicine) disease that is continuously present more or less in people of a specific class or in people living in a specific area or location …

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  • 5 Endemic — En*de mic, Endemical En*de mic*al, a. [Gr. ?, ?; ? + ? the people: cf. F. end[ e]mique.] (Med.) 1. Peculiar to a district or particular locality, or class of persons; as, an endemic disease. [1913 Webster] Note: An endemic disease is one which is …

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  • 6 endemic — endemic, epidemic An endemic disease is one that is regularly or only found among a particular people or in a particular region, whereas an epidemic disease is a temporary but widespread outbreak of a disease. Epidemic, but not endemic, also… …

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  • 7 endemic — [en dem′ik] adj. [Fr endémique < endémie, endemic disease < Gr endēmia, a dwelling in < endēmos, native < en , in + dēmos, the people: see DEMOCRACY] 1. native to a particular country, nation, or region: said of plants, animals, and,… …

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  • 8 Endemic — En*dem ic, n. (Med.) An endemic disease. [1913 Webster] Fear, which is an endemic latent in every human heart, sometimes rises into an epidemic. J. B. Heard. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 9 Endemic — Present in a community at all times but in relatively low frequency. Something that is endemic is typically restricted or peculiar to a locality or region. For example, malaria is endemic in some areas of Africa. And traffic in illicit drugs is… …

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  • 10 endemic — Synonyms and related words: abnormality, aboriginal, acute disease, affection, affliction, ailment, allergic disease, allergy, atrophy, autochthonous, bacterial disease, birth defect, blight, cardiovascular disease, catching, chronic disease,… …

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  • 11 endemic — en•dem•ic [[t]ɛnˈdɛm ɪk[/t]] adj. Also, en•dem′i•cal. 1) cvb natural to or characteristic of a particular place, people, etc.: an endemic disease; endemic unemployment[/ex] 2) belonging exclusively or confined to a particular place: a species of… …

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  • 12 endemic — /ɛnˈdɛmɪk / (say en demik) adjective 1. Also, endemical. peculiar to a particular people or locality. 2. Biology (followed by to) (of a plant or animal) native to a country or a locality, though possibly also found elsewhere, having been moved… …

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  • 13 endemic — I. adjective Etymology: French endémique, from endémie endemic disease, from Greek endēmia action of dwelling, from endēmos endemic, from en in + dēmos people, populace more at demagogue Date: 1759 1. a. belonging or native to a particular people …

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  • 14 endemic — endemically, adv. endemism /en deuh miz euhm/, endemicity /en deuh mis i tee/, n. /en dem ik/, adj. Also, endemical. 1. natural to or characteristic of a specific people or place; native; indigenous: endemic folkways; countries where high… …

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  • 15 endemic — en|dem|ic [enˈdemık, ın ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : French; Origin: endémique, from Greek endemia living in a particular place ] an endemic disease or problem is always present in a particular place, or among a particular group of people →↑epidemic …

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  • 16 endemic — adjective an endemic disease is always present in a particular place, or among a particular group of people: Violent crime is now endemic in parts of Chicago. compare pandemic …

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  • 17 endemic index — the percentage of persons in any locality affected with an endemic disease …

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  • 18 endemic — I. a.; (also endemical) (Med.) Of a particular district. II. n. (Med.) Endemic disease …

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  • 19 endemic — adj. & n. adj. regularly or only found among a particular people or in a certain region. n. an endemic disease or plant. Derivatives: endemically adv. endemicity n. endemism n. Etymology: F endeacutemique or mod.L endemicus f. Gk endemos native… …

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  • 20 Endemic — Endemic, in a broad sense, can mean belonging or native to , characteristic of , or prevalent in a particular geography, race, field, area, or environment; native to an area or scope. It also has two specific meanings:* Endemism, an organism… …

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